M&N by Kendall Whiteley

 “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.“

When we met Mckenzie & Nathan we just KNEW that we would fall in love with them. They are the cutest, sweetest, and kindest couple on the planet. Their love story is on for the books. They met in high school, and started dating their senior year. They have been together ever sense. (Yes, high school sweethearts still exist!) After 3 perfect years, Nathan knew Mckenzie was the one. He got down on one knee in February and asked Mckenzie to be his wife. She may have been in her PJs but she, of course, said YES. 

Mckenzie wanted to capture their adventurous side for their engagement session. We chose to shoot at Roan Mountain, which is on the border of TN and NC. We hiked to the top right before the sun set and had the time of our lives. It may have been a lot colder than we thought (thanks TN weather!) but this adorable couple did not complain once! The chemistry that these two share is unlike anything we have ever seen before. Nathan could not keep his hands off his fiancee, showering her with love and kisses the whole time. They said they would be awkward, but PSSSHH look at them! 

We absolutely can not wait until their wedding day in September. These two will become Mr & Mrs at The Mill & Mine and its going to be the best day ever! The countdown begins! 

A&B by Kendall Whiteley

When sessions feel like you are simply hanging out with a friend, you know you are attracting the right clients! Alli & Blake are a perfect example of that! We left this session feeling like we have two new friends! Also, check out how cute they are!

Alli & Blake came to us a few months ago to schedule a couples session. After enduring crazy TN weather, we finally found a day that was beautiful-that made the perfect location for us to document their love. Alli & Blake traveled from Lenior City to hang out with us at Mead's Quarry in Knoxville. Having been together over 4 years, it was time for some updated pictures. After many laugh attacks, twirling until we almost puked, and *almost* falling over the cliff, I think these two nailed their session! 

We are so grateful that they took time out of their busy schedules to have their pictures made. Alli works in accounting, (so you can imagine how busy she is right now) and Blake works in a greenhouse (getting everyone ready to see those spring colors!). They are actually in the process of buying a house too, how exciting is that?! Now Alli just needs a RING! :P We can not wait to see the journey life takes this adorable couple! 

Amburn by Kendall Whiteley

F A M I L Y:

A little bit of crazy. A little bit of loud. & A whole lot of love.

We met Ashley a few weeks ago on another session and instantly fell in love with her! Besides being absolutely beautiful-she is an amazing mother, super talented (she made the adorable hoops laced in eucalyptus you see throughout her home), and she has THE most amazing family ever. We finally got to meet that family last week! Ashley decided to do an in-home session with her husband, Connor, and their 3 year old, Holston Patrick. We literally has the best time ever AND how beautiful is their home?! We were swooning the whole time! 

In-home sessions are so different than outdoor sessions because you can interact with your family in your "usual ways" in the place that is most special. Your kiddo can jump on the sofa (dont worry-we wil ask your permission first :P), you can have tickle fights, and feel cozy at the same time! That is exactly what we did with the Amburns. Holston was THE most adorable little man ever, we almost took him home with us! He looks just like his daddy + has his momma's silly side. Seeing these three interacting seriously made our hearts SO warm! Family is literally EVERYTHING because at the end of the day, that's all you have! It was truly special to document that for the Amburns. We look forward to spending more time with them in the future. 

Meredith & Brad by Kendall Whiteley

Since these two beautiful souls got married yesterday, we can share their secret ceremony that we documented last week! Look how beautiful! 

We met Meredith and Brad in 2016 (how has it been that long?!) when they tagged along to another T&K client's session. A few weeks later, we had Meredith & Brad (and their adorable pug) in front of our camera. Ever since, we've basically become besties and our love for them has grown! We have loved being apart of this amazing journey with them! 

Meredith came to us a few weeks ago, wanting us to document their *official* union. Since their real wedding would be held in Purceville Virginia, they wanted to say their vows + "make it official before making it official" in Knoxville. We couldn't say no! Especially since the ceremony would be held at the newly renovated Sacred Heart Cathedral. To say this cathedral is incredible is an understatement. These two were the second couple EVER to be married in this cathedral. How special is that?! It was THE perfect location for Meredith & Brad to share their emotion, love and commitment to each other. 

R&N by Kendall Whiteley

As you guys know this TN weather has been insane! We had to reschedule twice with Nicole & Ryan due to rain, so we decided to head to Georgia (where they are from) to shoot instead!

One word to describe Nicole, when we first met her, was cool. In a style sense (I mean look at her wardrobe-totally unique, I could never pull off!) and in her temperament. Not to mention how beautiful she is. She has the sweetest vision for her wedding day and we are thrilled she has chosen us to help bring it to life. She drove all the way to from Georgia to Knoxville to meet us and we just knew she would be a perfect T&K bride. We just could not wait to meet the man she would be marrying, this man of her dreams.

Months later we finally go to do so! For their engagement session, we met this magical couple at sunrise and it was worth the wait. These two wanted to showcase their love for nature by shooting during one of mother natures prettiest moments-sunrise! We loved the fog on the water, the birds chirping, the dew on the grass, and the quiet of the little town we were in. The town, Chickamauga, is a very small, old town full of history. It was truly the perfect setting for tons of snuggles, kisses, dancing, and finally getting to learn more about these two and their love story. We couldn't imagine a better way to start our day. 

Nicole & Ryan will be getting married in GA this April about an hour south from this exact spot. At High-tower Falls in GA, these two will become Mr & Mrs after 5 years of dating. It is sure to be a day we wont forget. We can not wait!

C&D by Kendall Whiteley

This session was very special to us. You may recognize this adorable couple. Chelsea is a dear friend of ours, boss lady, killer entrepreneur and now-soon to be bride! 

We met Chelsea a couple years back, when we first started T&K. She worked with us on some fun styled shoots and we hit it off immediately. Getting to know her over the years, we heard ALL about her amazing boyfriend, Dalton. They had been together for awhile and she was definitely smitten. Being in the industry together, we all were patiently waiting for Dalton to propose so we could start planning Chelseas big day! Flash forward a couple years and it finally happened! In December, Dalton got on one knee under the Christmas tree and asked Chelsea to be his forever. She said yes, DUH!

They chose to do their engagement session overlooking their city, Knoxville. We had so much fun dancing, laughing, twirling and catching up with Chelsea & Dalton. Seriously, how happy do these two look!? Chelsea is just glowing. The sun started setting right as we were about to head out. It made for a perfect ending to a perfect evening with a perfect couple. 

Now that we've shot their engagement session, the real countdown begins! These two lovebirds will be getting married in September at Holsten Hills Country Club. We can not wait to see just how beautiful it all will be. 

Jennings Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

"I know we're young but we have the kind of love that could last forever. Let us grow together, have our roots intertwined, and our souls merged." 

Elizabeth and Will met in high school (Elizabeth actually went to the same high school as T&K, good ole Powell High!) and have been together for over six years! They truly have grown together as individuals and, of course, as a couple over all of those years. They are currently living and working in Knoxville. Elizabeth is the #bosslady at one of our favorite bakeries, Magpies! When Will finally proposed, Elizabeth's answer was (no brainer) YES. We knew when we first met these two, that they would make the perfect T&K wedding couple. After shooting their fun engagement session, only 1 block from where they would be wed, we started counted down the days! 

Held at The Standard in downtown Knoxville, on a gorgeous day in January, Elizabeth & Will became Mr & Mrs Jennings! There isnt really one way to describe their big day. It was full of classic elements, a bit of non-tradition, TONS of amazing florals and a soft color scheme in an urban setting. It was simply beautiful and extremely romantic-exactly what Elizabeth dreamed of. Her sleeveless layered gown, with an underlay of dotted-swiss lace, was to die for especially paired with her cathedral length veil. When Elizabeth walked down the candlelit aisle, you could see the joy in everyone's faces. A day, and THE moment,  everyone had truly been waiting for. We loved being able to take these two on the stunning patio during sunset, with a bit of twinkly lights lighting the night, moments after they walked down the aisle. They were both radiating. Elizabeth & Will are a couple we will never couple and their wedding day was one we be sharing for years to come! 

TALENTED VENDORS- Hair/Makeup // Elizabeth Jennings | Florist // The Katelier | Dress // White Lace & Promises | Tuxedos // Jos A Banks | DJ // Jim Ogle | Cakes // MagPies Bakery | Catering // Holly's Event Dining | Rentals // Sister Vintage Rentals & All Occassions Party Rentals 

Courtney Family by Kendall Whiteley

It is hard to believe this beautiful family has been in our lives for THREE years now. They truly have become part of OUR family. We could never be anymore grateful that our small business has brought along clients, who turn into friends, who turn in family. Capturing this growing family has definitely brought so much meaning into our lives and T&K Photography.

Three years ago we met new mommy & daddy, Kayla and Michael, who just brought Willow into the world. Over the years we have documented every special milestone in their lives. Our favorite moment had to be when Willow announced to the world that she would be a BIG SISTER! We were all over the moon excited to meet the newest addition to the Courtney fam, especially when we found out it would be another GIRL (sorry Michael, you will forever be outnumbered :P).  This session is another special one because it is one of the first sessions we have shot with the Courtney's being a family of four. We loved seeing how the dynamic of shooting with them has changed; Willow seriously is getting so big (and beautiful) and she loved showing off her baby sister, Lily Mae loved snuggling onto mommy, Kayla & Michael still the cutest parents on the planet (well, that didnt change), and now we have two beautiful baby girls to hang out with and do silly things to get them to look at the camera. We wouldnt change a thing, we just love this family! 

When planning this session, we wanted to do something a little different. We also wanted to say goodbye to the winter weather and bring some spring in! The amazing owners of Knox Photo Bus were generous enough to let us borrow their antique VW bus, named Stella (how cute is that?!) for this session and it made the perfect prop! We also were able to shoot on their lake-side property, a new wedding venue, called Gallaher Bend. You should check it out, it is incredible. 

MAKEUP // Christina Landers | Wardrobe // Ford & Wyatt, Josies Boutique

L&J by Kendall Whiteley

A few weeks back we hosted a contest and the winner was beautiful, bride to be Lauren! She was over the moon excited that she won! We finally got to meet her and her fiance this past weekend for her session! We loved every minute of it! Check it out! 

Lauren and Jimmy are newly engaged and have been together for almost 5 years. They were very nervous at first, saying they are "awkward" and "not good in front of the camera", well we do not agree! LOOK how happy and in love they look. They made our job too easy with their giggles and giddiness. They chose to do a snuggly in-home session in their first home with their fire baby Maddie. She, of course, stole the show! We are suckers for couples and their fur babies. We loved getting to know these three-they make the most beautiful little family ever! They have been in their home for about two years and are in the process of redesigning. How adorable is their newly remodeled bedroom?!

After being engaged for over a year, Lauren & Jimmy will finally be getting married in September at the River Place in Sevierville! They actually chose their date the day after our session together! We know it will be a beautiful day! We can not wait to see this couple become Mr & Mrs!

Hatfield Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

Our last wedding of 2017 did not disappoint. Lairame & Elijah's special day was so easy going-full of happy tears, tons of giddiness, snuggles, and celebration. (Oh, and obviously Lairame was the most gorgeous bride on this planet)

We met Lairame & Elijah last year on a hot summer day for their engagement session and immediately fell in love with them. The love they have for each other is the purest we have seen yet. They radiate happiness and complete each other so perfectly. Lairame & Elijah both share a passion for elementary teaching which, with their soft spoken souls and kind hearts, makes them the perfect duo for inspiring the minds of little ones. This is the kind of love people dream about yall! These two are a match made in heaven. 

On a cool and windy day (very windy!) in November, these two would finally become Mr & Mrs. Held at Meadhaven in Maryville TN, the day they had been waiting for came to life! Lairame was the most laid back bride, with the vision of her day being put together by her amazing family members. She chose a fitted, lace gown with a bit of a blush underlay- it was incredible with her long hair and effortless beauty. We loved the simple & classic elements mixed with a bit of non-traditional ones. Lairame chose to do a first look with her father AND her soon to be husband. We loved witnessing the excitement each showed when seeing the beautiful bride. Despite having seen her prior to the ceremony, when she walked down the aisle, there was not a dry eye in the house! The true emotion took our breaths away. It is not everyday that you get to witness the coming together of two wonderful souls. We are grateful to have been apart of this one! 

VENDORS: Venue | Meadhaven // Hair | Nikki Cummings hair // Makeup | Lairame Hatfield // Dress // Maggie Sorento Designs